Category Archives: Psychology of nudity

Nudity and freedom

In a recent post we found that the concept of “freedom” is quite important in thinking about naturism and nudity. This is rather uncontroversial (among naturists, anyhow). “Freedom” (from clothes) is often cited by naturists as one of the most … Continue reading

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Why most people don’t understand social nudity

So far the topics being discussed here have mostly not dealt in much depth with what could be accurately described as “philosophy”. Some of the psychological discussions come close, but that’s not quite the same. Of course, systematic philosophical thinking … Continue reading

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Nudity and vulnerability

Is there anyone, except perhaps a few veteran naturists/nudists, who doesn’t think that being naked around other people – not only strangers but even people we know well – can produce strong feelings of vulnerability? Vulnerability is a topic we’ve … Continue reading

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Using nudity to make a statement

It is entirely legitimate to use images of nudity to make a statement about how people relate to their social environment. It’s especially appropriate if the statement involves personal identity or social stereotypes. So we have this: Nude Portraits Explore … Continue reading

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Naturism’s apathy problem

We’ve spent a lot of time preparing to talk about how to solve some of naturism’s problems. Now it’s time to start actually addressing the problems. But there are a lot of them. How can we know where to begin? … Continue reading

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On the academic “literature” of social nudity… and why nudity may be “offensive”

Since we’d just mentioned this topic… There is a well-curated list of the academic literature on social nudity at the TNS site: Academic Studies on Social Nudity. (It spills onto a second page, when one would have sufficed, so don’t … Continue reading

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Solving naturism’s problems, part 1: research

Recently we’ve been looking at some of the most serious problems facing people who enjoy social nudity and some possible fundamental causes of these problems. In a nutshell, the two most salient causes in the U. S. and perhaps elsewhere … Continue reading

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